Amid a sea of concrete and glass-walled skyscrapers, the relatively small Stade Louis II arena is a rare architectural gem in Monaco's haut monde principality. Built on several hectares of reclaimed land, the stadium offers an ode to Mediterranean scenery. Its nine conjoined arches double up as vantages for views of the rocky hills that soar above its skyline, and the sea that unfolds a few kilometers away. Hosting a respectable crowd of 18,000 spectators, the stadium is the proud home of AS Monaco, the principality's national football team. Stade Louis II makes up for its pronounced lack of space with ingenuity, effectively accommodating a car park underneath its pitch. It also houses the Salle Gaston Médecin, a state-of-the-art indoor arena under the stadium's stands, where basketball, volleyball, fencing, and weightlifting matches are held.